Staff

 

VETERINARIANS-OWNER

 

Mark Besancon DVM

A Texas native, Dr. Mark Besancon was born in Falfurrias and lived in Hebbronville for 11 years before moving to Beeville in 1990.
After graduating from high school, Dr. Mark attended Texas A&M – Kingsville and was later accepted to Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Mark graduated from Veterinary school in 2005 and returned to Beeville to work at a mixed animal practice.
Dr. Mark met and married Victoria native, Magen Kasper, shortly after Veterinary School. After 2 years of practicing in Beeville, Dr. Mark moved to Victoria and joined a local small animal practice, where he practiced for 2 years.
In September 2009, Dr. Mark opened Crossroads Veterinary Clinic in partnership with Dr. Sam Williams. In January 2012, he launched the MB Spinal Brace that he designed and patented to aid in the medical treatment of back injuries in dogs. He has since designed the Leash EZ – Universal Leash Holder which serves as a leash holding device for dogs. He works with a veterinary distributing company, Jorgensen Laboratories Inc., to market and sell his products.
In December 2018, Dr. Mark started Besancon Innovations, a company that focuses on bringing new ideas and procedures to reality. His mission is to create and help others create and innovate products that will improve all aspects of animal and human life.
Dr. Mark is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA), and is the secretary for the local Golden Crescent Veterinary Medical Association (GCVMA).
Dr. Mark and Magen have made Victoria their home along with their sons Kyler and Logan and three Schnauzers Zoey, Copi and Jake. In his free time, Dr. Mark enjoys spending time with his family, innovating new ideas, welding and construction projects and traveling.

 

MANAGERS

 

Jenna Janak

Jenna was born in Victoria, Texas, and raised in the Mission Valley and Nursery area.  She was an active member of the Spring Creek 4-H club where she raised and showed lambs and steers for 8 years. She is certified and accredited in animal behavior and enjoys training obedience and bird hunting dogs. Jenna has made Victoria her home along with her two daughters Nora and Finley. In her free time she enjoys running, fishing, and spending time with her daughters, especially attending their gymnastics meets.

 

Kelly Vickery

Kelly was raised in Port Lavaca, Texas and graduated from Calhoun High School. She graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston-Victoria. After graduating from college, she pursued a 1000 hour internship and coursework in Long-Term Care Administration at Delmar Community College in Corpus Christi. Upon completion of the program, she obtained her license as a Long-Term Care Administrator through the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. Kelly has always had a passion for helping others and knew she would accomplish this through the care of animals. Kelly loves spending time with her two sons-Kyler and Kent-as well as her dog Chica. In her free time, she enjoys scrapbooking, miniatures, genealogy and traveling.

 

Susan Melvin

Susan was born and raised in the suburbs outside Kansas City. A love of the Gulf and year-round warm weather brought her to Victoria in 2013. She brings years of bookkeeping and customer service experience and a genuine interest and love of animals to CVC. When possible, she spends as much time as she can at the beach, live music festivals, reading, and exploring previously untraveled roads.

 

RECEPTIONISTS

 

Melody Greene

Melody-GreeneMelody grew up in Victoria, Texas where she graduated high school in 2009. She furthered her education at Victoria College and then transferred to the University of Houston-Victoria. She started working as a veterinary receptionist in 2012 and has been a part of the Crossroads Veterinary staff since 2014. She is a proud mom to two daughters, Marley and Olivia, as well as two rescue dogs, Ben and Rocky.

 

Nita Rivas

Nita-RivasNita was born and raised in Beeville, Texas. She graduated from A.C. Jones High School and later attended Coastal Bend College where she received her Cosmetology License. In 2008, she started working at South Texas Veterinary Clinic in Beeville as a technician and receptionist. She now resides in Victoria, Texas with her fiance’ Andrew and 3 year old daughter Giuliana. She loves working with animals, spending time with family, reading and scrapbooking, and at times, hunting and fishing.

 

Stacy Crabb

Stacy-Crabb Stacy was born and raised in Victoria, Texas. She has worked in the Veterinary field for over 11 years. In that time, she has worn several different hats from office manager to technician, but has settled in quite nicely as a receptionist. She met her husband, Justin, in Texas but moved to Cape Cod when he was transferred by the Coast Guard. They returned to Texas as soon as possible to raise their family closer to her family. Together, they have a beautiful daughter named Autumn. They have three dogs; Norma Jeane, Ariah and Jackson, and three cats; Nala, Harley and Izzie. During her spare time she enjoys spending it with family and friends, shopping and working out.

 

Megan Espinosa

Megan-EspinosaMegan lives in Victoria

 

Jamie Estrada

Jamie-EstradaJamie lives in Victoria

 

HOSPITAL TECHNICIANS

 

Cody Loest

Cody-LoestCody was born and raised in Victoria County. He grew up living and working with all types of animals including exotics, domestic pets, and livestock which he entered in several local shows. After graduating from St. Joseph High School in 2010, Cody has been taking classes at Victoria College and doing what he loves; working with animals!

 

Shelby Williams

Shelby lives in Victoria.

 

Michelle Riza

Michelle lives in Victoria.

 

Barry Romano

Barry lives in Victoria.

 

Jennifer Buck

Jennifer lives in Victoria.

 

Victoria Janak

Victoria lives in Victoria.

 

PHYSICAL THERAPY TECHNICIANS

 

Kristina Brandl

Kristina-BrandlKristina is from Victoria.

 

PHARMACY TECHNICIANS

 

Jennifer DiSilvestro

Jennifer-DiSilvestroJennifer is a Texas transplant. She moved here from Kentucky in 1995 and has been here ever since. She has been through several different careers from teaching high school history classes, to education curator at the Texas Zoo, to working in the Veterinary profession for over 10 years. She enjoys her job as a receptionist and loves to bring a smile to all the clients she encounters. She is willing to help in all areas and has a true love for all animals. She is the proud Mom of two children, Jessica and Richard, and her rescue cat, Tuck. Her hobbies include spending time with family, serving on the children’s council at her church and studying for her master’s, along with following God’s lead in being the best person possible.

 

SURGERY TECHNICIANS

 

Austin Beadles

A Texas native, Austin was born and raised in Dallas and moved to Frisco during high school. His senior year he decided to get into the Boer goat business and now raises show and breeding stock. He has made Victoria his home along with his wife, Keri, and together they spend much of their free time showing goats all over America and participating in artificial insemination and embryo transfer. Austin previously worked in a 7 doctor small animal practice in Frisco, Texas, for 3 years where he was a technician. They currently have 4 dogs: Emory, a Blue Heeler, Waco, a Red Border Collie, Vic, a Great Pyrenees Mix, and Kati, an American Cocker Spaniel. Along with the dogs they also have an indoor cat, 380, a calico domestic longhair.

 

Michelle Allen

Michelle-Allen Michelle was born in Kentucky and grew up in Goliad, Texas on a small farm with cattle, horses, chickens, dogs and cats. She was also active in 4-H showing rabbits and goats. In 2002 she graduated from high school and later went on to Coastal Bend College in Beeville where she studied art. In 2006 she began working as a veterinary technician in Beeville. She now resides in Victoria with her husband, Steve. In her free time she enjoys reading, painting, gardening and spending time with her pets.

 

Heidi Shook

Heidi-Shook Heidi lives in Victoria.

 

BOARDING TECHNICIANS

 

Veronica Hathaway

Veronica-HathawayVeronica lives in Victoria.

 

Caitlyn Marie

Caitlyn lives in Victoria.

 

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